Effects from GSM cellular phones on hearing


The objective of this study was to evaluate effects from GSM cellular phones electromagnetic radiation to peripheral auditory system. Distortion product Otoacoustic Emissions (DPOAEs) was used because of their relation with function of peripheral auditory system. The results achieved demonstrate that electromagnetic fields from GSM cellular phones affect amplitude of DPOAEs. The possible Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) effects on the measurement equipment are discussed.

Abstracts of International Scientific Conference “Biomedical Engineering and Micro technologies” (BEAM 2002), 10–14 October, 2002, Riga, Latvia